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Should Feces Float Or Sink
In between: Your stools should neither sink nor float. Floating stools can indicate that there is fat that is not absorbed by the body, or that there is excess gas produced by bacteria in the gut. Stools that sink rapidly can indicate that there are minerals that are not absorbed, or that the stool has been in the body for a long time and has no moisture. ...Read more
How heavy are breath droplets? Do they fall to the ground immediately? Do they float around like feathers? Or suspended in the air? or...?
Breath mist: Droplets of breath are quite small but can vary in size. If you've ever had to shout loudly such as at a wedding or ceremony, you'll notice some big drops of saliva fly out and quickly hit the floor or whoever's in the front row. Most droplets are very small, much like cloud vapor. When you're in the cold u can actually see this. Some droplets can stay suspended for several hours assuming no draft ...Read more
Gas usually, occ. fa: Floating stool is usually due to gas; occasionally poor absorption of fat leads to fatty, greasy, pale, foul-smelling, yellowish, floating stools; not normal. Fatty stools seen with pancreatic deficiency, some bowel problems, e.g. Celiac disease, ileal disease from crohn's, etc. ...Read more
Weird fecal formation. Highly undigested stool(violently green shaded or yellow) objects surrounded by digested liquid. Something i'm eating?
Check with your doc: This may be a sign of digestive disease such as celiac sprue or other things. Better check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more
If stool floats but sinks if broken into smaller pieces or squished, is that fat making it float or is that gas being released?Scared pancreatic cancer
My BM will start kinda formed but soft. Then turn into fluffy pieces. Then end with floating stool. Looks greasy. This be from ibs? Or thoughts
More of diet related: There are 2 types of IBS IBSc and IBSd your presentation does not fit any of them ...Read more
Can GI bleed turn only half the stool black... When melena enters toilet water does it turn the water red or black...Can melena be solid?
Can a public toilet water be contaminated & cause infection/transmit diseases if it has a small piece of stool stuck in it&it splashed onto my vagina?
No: You should be fine.! A small splash should not cause a problem ...Read more
The Norms of Life: Floating stool after a bowel movement often is a sign of too much fat in the recent diet or an infection or irritation of the colon so that not all of the food is being digested normally. Usually floating stool is temporary and normalizes quickly it is usually not a sign of disease. ...Read more
7" skin colored item passed from rectum after treatment of constipation. Solid, does not break up like stool. Able to lift out of toilet. Concern?
What would cause water in toilet after bowel movement to be oily? Stool isn't floating, but water looked oily. No other symptoms.
Possibly in the food: There are fat substitutes that are poorly or not absorbed and thus pass thru the digestive system and can be present in the stool. A good example is Olestra, which has the same taste and mouthfeel as fat, but it passes through the gastrointestinal tract undigested without contributing calories or nutritive value to the diet. More popular in snacks such as potato chips, it can be found elsewhere ...Read more
Usually nothing: You'd get the idea from reading that floating stools mean malabsorption. If you actually have that, you'd know you're sick. Usually they float because of air bubbles -- and this just happens, or is from gum chewing or talking a lot or your particular mix of diet and bacteria or whatever. ...Read more
What happens if you accidentally inhale a solid particle, like some grains of sand or tiny glass particles, if they get into your lungs?
Everytime i go #2 which its soft not hard i fill the toilet with bright red blood & the toilet paper will be covered in blood. What's wrong with me?
Call your doc: It could be hemorrhoid, but the amount of blood you describe is concerning. There is a possibility of a tumor, or abnormal blood vessels in your intestines. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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